Unexpectedly awesome things that happened in the garden. Plant selections that did better than expected, successful experiments, and other happy garden surprises.

3, 2, 1…BLOOM!

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Triosteum pinnatifidum (not native). Surprisingly easy from seed! Somebody online said the flowers are forgettable (blasphemy).

May. Warm weather (hot even!) has returned and the plants have exploded into growth in our zone 7 Oregon garden. Especially the weeds. So, let's…